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Oh, what a difference a year makes! In 2021, consumers flush with stimulus cash were happy to splurge on premium products,

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Mediterranean ‘Sees’ gains AND LOSSES

Total sales are up 2.7%, but fresh refrigerated products are driving the most growth. Across the frozen and refrigerated departments, sales of Mediterranean foods rose 2.7% to $983.35 million during the 52 weeks ended March 20, reports Chicago-based market research firm IRI. Even when you remove Greek yogurt and feta

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With a surge of new plant-based and other better-for-you options, the category broadens its appeal. Dollar sales of frozen and refrigerated Hispanic foods jumped 13.8% during the 12 weeks ended March 20 to $641.59 million across channels, reports Chicago-based SPINS. Even unit sales were up 2.0%, highlighting demand for products

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The category outperformed the frozen department as a whole, but consumer demand is shifting from comfort foods to better-for-you Although dollar sales are up across the board, volume growth has been hard to find in 2022 as consumers battered by inflation cut back on purchases. But thanks to consumers’ new

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